Parents, Educators, Adults, Professionals, & Students 14+

Life in High School & Beyond Virtual Conference

Friday, April 22, 2022

Suggested Level Codes:  M=Middle School   HS=High School   PS=Post-Secondary   A=Adult   E=Everyone                                          

Suggested Audience:  F=Family   Ed=Educators   O=Outside Professionals    S=Students  A & E codes above  

8:45-9:00  Welcome & Instructions

9:00-9:45  SessionA 

Room 1:  Assistive Technologies to Facilitate Reading and Writing Skills/Shepardson (M-PS; E)

Room 2:  Special Education 101:  Legalities and Practicalities/Meltzer (M-HS; E)

Room 3:  NAMI New Jersey: Ending the Silence/Koenig (E; E)

Room 4:  Pandemic to ENDEMIC: Putting Community Back in Community Based Instruction/Shanahan 

                (M-PS; F, Ed, O)

Room 5:  The Roadmap to College for Students Who Learn Differently/Estrada (HS-PS; E)

Room 6:  Financial Strategies for Families with a Child with Special Needs/Pedersen, Friedson (E; E)

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-10:45     Session B  

Room 1:  Transition Ready: The ultimate ‘selfies’ to take to college /Hebert (HS-A;E) 

Room 2:  Proven Techniques to Increase Learning, Manage Attention and Gain understanding of Executive  

                 Functions – Part 1/Elrom (E; E)               

Room 3:  Transitioning to the College Setting with Appropriate Accommodations/Meltzer (HS-A; E)

Room 4:  Letting Go to Foster Independence-How to Support without Enabling/Taylor-Klaus (M-HS; F)

Room 5:  How to Apply to Colleges with an IEP/Tellier, Rotter, Wyers (HS-PS; F, S)

Room 6:  Recovering from the Pandemic for Teens and Children with ADHD-Part 1/Hughes (HS-PS; E)

10:45-11:00  Break

11:00-11:45    Session C    

Room 1:  Practical Strategies for Supporting Student Mental Health & Resilience/Moore (M-HS; E) 

Room 2:  Proven Techniques to Increase Learning, Manage Attention and Gain understanding of Executive 

                 Functions – Part 2/Elrom (E; E)               

Room 3:  The College Search for Students with Learning Differences/Weil (HS; E)

Room 4:  Adult Learning Disability Assessments 101/Pill; Yudofsky (HS-A; F, PS, A)

Room 5:  Supporting Youth Voice in the IEP: A Path to Success/Monaco (HS; E)    

Room 6:  Recovering from the Pandemic for Teens and Children with ADHD-Part 2/Hughes (HS-PS; E)

11:45-12:00 Break  

12:00-12:45  Session D

Room 1:  Learning After Graduation: Day Program & Academy for Continuing Education/Morris-Marano 

                (PS-A; E)

Room 2:  Preparing Now….for Life After High School-Part 1/Dendy (M-HS; F, E, O)

Room 3:  Interagency Collaboration and Pre-Employment Transition Services/Freeman, Atin-Shark,  

                 Scott (M-HS; F, Ed)

Room 4:  The College Disability Support Office: Everything You Need to Know/Sullivan, Yost (HS-PS; E)

Room 5:  Top 10 College Admissions Myths: The LD Edition/Endlich, Swenson  (HS; F, S)

Room 6: Executive Function, Metacognition & Technology:Promoting the Success of ALL Students/Greschler(E;E)

12:45-1:00  Break

1:00-1:45   Session E    

Room 1:  Neurodiverse Adulting 101/Winston (HS-A; E)

Room 2:  Preparing Now….for Life After High School-Part 2/Dendy (M-HS; F, E, O)

Room 3:  Transition Services: Who Pays for What and How to Enforce It-Part 1/Disability Rights NJ 

                 (HS-A; E)

Room 4:  Mindful Parenting:  Learn to Respond Rather than React/Bandy (M-HS; F)

Room 5:  Building a Best Fit College List for Your Neurodiverse Student/McGaw, Royal (HS-A; E) 

Room 6:  Preparing for Life beyond High School: Tech Tools for Independence Pt. 1/Janowski, Marotta (HS-A; E)

1:45- 2:00   Break

2:00-2:45   Session F 

Room 1:  Owning Your Emotions: Social-Emotional Support for Adults with LD-Part 1/Grigg Mason, McGaw, 

                 Samaniego, Teach (PS-A; F, S)

Room 2:  Planning Before High School Graduation/Ford (M-A; E)   

Room 3:  Transition Services: Who Pays for What & How to Enforce It-Part 2/ Disability Rights NJ 

                (HS-A; E)

Room 4:  Supporting High Schoolers’ Executive Functions while Preparing for College/Sperrazza, Haller 

                 (HS-PS; E)

Room 5: Positive Psychology Strategies and Tools to Reconnect to Your Child-Part 1/Corn (E; E)

Room 6: Preparing for Life beyond High School: Tech Tools for Independence Pt. 2/Janowski, Marotta (HS-A; E)

2:45-3:00  Break

3:00-3:45      Session G  

Room 1: Owning Your Emotions: Social-Emotional Support for Adults with LD-Part 2/Grigg Mason, McGaw, 

                 Samaniego, Teach (PS-A; F, S)

Room 2: Cultivating Independence After High School/Franklin (HS-A; E)

Room 3: Solving for X: Math Disabilities and Executive Functioning/Murphy (M-HS; F, E, S)

Room 4: Innovative Employment for People with Autism-A Model for Others/Rothman (PS-A; F, E, O) 

Room 5: Positive Psychology Strategies and Tools to Reconnect to Your Child-Pt 2/Corn (E; E)

Room 6: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & Other Related Disorders:  The Student Perspective/STAMPNJ 

                (M-PS; E)

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*** Some changes may occur to workshops due to speaker changes or cancellations

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